At drupa 2016, Taiwan-based Paktek, a manufacturer of auto folder-gluers, auto flute laminators and flattening and slicing machines promoted its KS-1600M folder-gluer. Amy Chan of Paktek said, “The KS-1600M offers a cost-effective solution to make big cartons with the existing line of converting equipment. The investment includes the package cost of the integrated 2-gun cold and 2-gun hot melt gluing injection system. This is a machine which can take less space and produce more for the customer with less wastage.”
The combined gluing system in this machine ensures firm bonding, even under extreme temperature variations during global transportation and is quite friendly to the environment. It can handle duplex boards, E, B, A and BE corrugated board for irregular designs and RSCs for sizes of 3,200 mm or larger than 3,200 mm. It takes 5 to 15 minutes only for job changeover time to reach the average production speed of 500 to 800 cartons an hour. The KS-1600M has a unique stopper which offers an accurate regulation support, auto lifting table, pressing unit and counter delivery.
TH Yu, managing director of Paktek and Amy Chan told Packaging South Asia that the company entered the Indian market way back in 1995 much before it entered the Chinese mainland market. A decade later it made its entry in mainland China with an investment of US$ 5 million and the Chinese growth rate of 20% year on year vindicated its faith in this decision. Today the Chinese plant attends to 80% of local demand and exports the balance 20%, while the Taiwanese plant is attending to just 5% domestic sales and exports its balance 95% production.
The Indian market has been very important for Paktek over the years said Chan. “Not only do we have big customers such as TCPL, we are getting repeat orders from more or less all our Indian customers. This is a testament to the quality and the durability of our machines. We are thankful to our customers for their support and are confident that we would be accepted by more Indian customers in the upcoming future,” Chan concluded.
Packaging South Asia is a cooperating media partner for drupa 2016 which was held from 31 May to 10 June at Dusseldorf, Germany